Fabric Cutting Solutions

Foster Keencut’s HSGM Heat Knife Carrier accepts HSGM’s HSG-0 heat knives and blades (sold separately) and AZTC Heat Knife Carrier accepts AZTX heat knives and blades (sold separately). Ideal for accurately cutting and sealing the edges of synthetic fabrics that could flex, unravel or fray, the Heat Knife Carrier attaches to your Keencut Cutter Bar with a single Allen key adjustment…

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Squaring the SteelTraK

For your machine to produce accurate square cuts the Squaring Arm needs to be fixed at exactly 90° to the Main Column. to adjust the Squaring Arm first select a sheet of foam core or foam board (3-6mm) at least 60cm x 100cm (24” x 36”) in size. The larger the board the greater the accuracy. 1. Place the board on the machine vertically…

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Choosing the Right Workbench

At Foster Keencut we offer several different workbenches so how do you know which one to choose? Evolution 2 Workbench: Combine the Evolution 2 Bench with the Evolution-E2 cutter to create the ultimate precision cutting table. Now the Evolution-E2 cutter has the perfect bench.  The cutter can be easily be installed onto the bench without installing the worktop first.  Only one ¾” thick worktop…

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Why do I need to supply my own tabletop for a workbench?

When you purchase an Evolution 2 Bench, Proteus Bench, Big Bench and Big Bench Xtra a tabletop is not included with the package.  The reason why a tabletop is not included is because shipping a large tabletop could become damaged in transit.  A tabletop (recommended MDF or Plywood) which is 3/4″ thick can easily be purchased at your local hardware…

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Cutting Thick Substrates on the Evolution/Evolution-E2

The Evolution-E2 Precision Cutter can cut up to 1/2″ (13mm) thick substrates.  When cutting these thicker materials it is important to remember to adjust the Black Level Adjustment Knobs located on the end of each side. Place the material under the cutter bar and release both Adjustment Knobs.  The cutter bar will settle to the surface of the material.  Raise the cutter…

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Rotary Cutting Wheels: Traditional vs. Textile vs. Twin Wheel

The term “cutting wheel” is used often but they don’t necessarily cut the same substrates.  So how do you determine what equipment is best?  What’s the difference? Traditional Rotary Cutting Wheel: Working with flexible rolled media?  Rotary trimmers are perfect for cutting and trimming of flexible materials cleanly and quickly.  The general rule of thumb applies that if the material can be cut…

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Getting The Best Cut

You’ve invested in a high quality printer, bought an excellent Foster Keencut cutter and now it’s time to find the right substrates to make your project complete. When it comes to substrates, there are a lot of options to choose from.  There are dozens of different brands and a variety of substrates available.  Each brand has their own characteristics and…

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Blade Selection Guide

Are you trying order more blades for your cutter and not quite sure which blades you need?  Visit Foster Keencut’s new Blade Selection Guide to help you find the best blades for your needs.  Find the cutting wheels, blades, accessories and blade holders that are used with our Multi-Substrate Cutters, Precision Cutter Bars, Rotary Trimmers, Flexo Plate Cutters, Mat Cutters…

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Cutting Aluminum Composite with the SteelTraK:

Due to the cutting nature of the twin-wheel tool (and any similar designed tool), it is normal to produce a Curled off cut on the left side of the cut line.  We consider the left side of the cut to be the waste side, as the material is not clamped down here.  Keencut has designed the twin wheel to provide…

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